Public Opinion: Should the United States Have Boycotted the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics?

Critics point to China's dismal human rights record, but Bush argued against staying away.

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The Olympic Games officially open today in China, a country with a deplorable human rights record. Critics have suggested that the United States should have boycotted the opening ceremonies, but President Bush has said that skipping the ceremonies would be an "affront" to the Chinese people and make it harder to speak frankly with their leadership. Should the United States have boycotted the opening ceremonies? Post your thoughts below.

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